SLS South Beach: Style, Grace, and a Giant Duck


The SLS South Beach is more than a hotel. Think about having the endlessly energetic South Beach as your address for the next few days, getting ready in a dreamlike pink room, and then casually strolling downstairs for tapas concocted by José Andrés at Bazaar.

As you walk through the whimsical doors, you are immediately transported into the coolest movie you can imagine. When you have a gander at the white chandeliers, life-sized murals of fashionably dressed people, and the free-flowing handwriting on the large columns by the lobby area, it’s not hard to imagine designer Philippe Starck being haunted Madame de Pompadour: Louis XV’s official (that’s right!) mistress and the original Miss Thing, whose legacy includes heels and hair.

If you’re lucky enough to nab a penthouse, you might notice an abrupt (but awesome) change in the aesthetic. That’s because these rockin’ digs were “envisioned” by Lenny Kravitz. (He also just came out with his rock-and-roll inspired furnishings with CB2, which definitely raises his status as a glamazon in the design world.) Kravitz’s style for his design in the hotel is inspired by the kind of collectors who travel the world and love to bring back “stuff.” For example, trunks are used as drawers, and there’s an antique-style console stereo system that looks like something right out of your grandmother’s living room. Yet, it works—like a charm. It’s great for rocking out with your girls while getting ready for a night of drinks and more dancing at Hyde Beach, or fun fusion tapas and cool cocktails at Bazaar.

No matter where the days and nights take you at SLS South Beach, one of the best hotels in Miami, there’s an activity thing you and your besties absolutely cannot skip. When you’re hanging out poolside in your hottest new gear, you must take a selfie by the giant, silver “rubber” duckie to prove to the folks back home that you stayed at one of the coolest and quirkiest places on Earth.

SLS South Beach Hotel

1701 Collins Avenue Miami Beach FL 33139

(305) 674-1701

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